A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above.@Genesis 6:16

John C. Bieri, alt.

North Park John C. Bieri ( pdf nwc).

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Noah’s Ark
Edward Hicks (1780-1849)

When God spoke unto Noah,
And said to build the ark,
The Lord knew well the vessel
Would cheerless be and dark,
So God said, “Build a window,
With outlook toward the sky,
That when it’s dark and lonesome,
You’ll see Me standing by.

Refrain

“The storms will come, but fear not,
Oh, children, I am nigh,
And through the upper window,
You’ll see Me standing by.

“It may be that affliction
Will rack and rend your frame,
Until your mortal body
Is seared with fevered flame;
But do not be discouraged,
Just lift your tear-dimmed eye,
And through the upper window,
You’ll see Me standing by.

Refrain

“Perhaps you’ll suffer losses,
Like houses, lands, and gold,
And you will feel you’re homeless,
And penniless, and old;
But sweetest peace and comfort
Will lift your painful sigh,
When through the upper window,
You see Me standing by.

Refrain

It may be that bereavement
Will take a loved one dear,
A soul that brought you gladness,
Real happiness and cheer;
But it will cheer your sad heart,
When loved ones from you fly,
When through the upper window,
You see Me standing by.

Refrain